Guide to Planning and Booking a Skeleton Coast Safari Tour in Namibia
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·· Skeleton Coast Safari:

Sand and Sea

THE Skeleton Coast along Namibia's Atlantic seaboard spans 2 million-hectare (20,000²km) and is one of the most inhospitable, yet beautiful, places on earth.

This remarkable destination is one of the least visited places on earth and is divided into northern and southern sections. A fly-in safari is the only way to experience the northern section and is the best way to appreciate the diverse landscapes and changing scenery.

The southern section can be visited by 4-wheel drive travellers but it is forbidden to venture past the skull and crossbones sign at the Ugab River Gate, for fear of getting stuck in the soft sand and running out of fresh water. The coastline is littered with the remains of shipwrecks, bleached animal bones and skulls, giving rise to the name of this place of haunting beauty and mystery.

The far northern regions of the national park are home to the nomadic Himba tribe, who protect and adorn their bodies and hair with rich ochre mud mixed with animal fat.

Desert elephants are resident in the interior of the Park, while oryx are completely at home in such dry conditions and springbok, giraffe, brown hyena, ostrich, rare black rhino and even lion are found inland where riverine bush supports the grazers and fresh water can usually be found. Cape Frio seal colony contains several thousand Cape fur seals.

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